Having your house painted by an exterior house painting contractor could be a real hassle if you don’t choose wisely. Be sure that they are easy to work with and don’t pay them until the job is 100% complete and only if you are 100% satisfied.
Remodeling, Maintenance & Home Decor
Before you grab your toolbox and start making DIY repairs around the house -- stop. You need to see these home maintenance & remodeling ideas from fellow homeowners first! In addition to time- and money-saving home renovation ideas, this is where we're talking about 'optional items' that you might want to add to the house before or after you move in -- including home decor. See step-by-step instructions for all kinds of DIY home repairs, cool tools that would be nice to have when remodeling a home, reviews of clever new home gadgets, and interior & exterior home decorating ideas.
If you want to learn how to cut crown molding you’re going to be really happy you found this article! It may seem like a monumental task if you’ve never attempted to cut crown molding. I’ve found it’s best to actually SEE the project being done before you start so I’ve included the very best videos showing how to cut crown molding.
Applying acrylic latex caulk is easy to use if you know how… right?. Even though it already is pretty easy to use, I’m sharing some of my most helpful caulking tips so everyone will think you hired a pro.
If you are in the process of choosing a house paint color for your upcoming project, there are quite a few things to consider before making your purchase.
Install a ceiling fan yourself to save money. It’s a good DIY project that can be tackled with patience and a bit of fortitude. I have a few helpful tips to help you through and a guide on how to buy a ceiling fan.
Installing beadboard paneling adds a timeless look and feel and it’s a project that can be completed in one weekend. I’ll show you how installing wainscoting really is a DIY project and have shared my step-by-step instructions. I’ve also included tons of before and after pictures to document the process.
Remodeling a room in your house? If you’re installing paneling or beadboard wainscoting over drywall, chances are you’re going to need to electrical outlet spacers on your receptacles to make them flush to the wall. Here’s a simple and cheap solution that only takes a minute to install over your electrical wiring for a professional finish.
Quit wasting your time and money looking for the best product to remove wallpaper. I’ve got a great solution showing you how to remove wallpaper that is not only cheap and easy, but eco-friendly, as well. It would be worth a couple minutes of your time just to check it out.
If you are in the market for a new water heater you need to investigate whether or not electric heat pump water heaters are right for you. There are some pretty cool emerging technologies being implemented into water heaters these days. This is one of them.
What do you know about getting rid of bats from your home? I do. Here are step by step instructions for bat removal plus tips to keep yourself safe from the bats and getting in trouble for inhumane treatment.if you don’t follow the rules. If you’ve got bats in your home that need to be removed, this is the preferred, humane method for getting it done. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s cheap.
Water heater life expectancy will vary on the type of fuel it runs on and a few other important factors. Learn how to choose a water heater that will save you money in the long run.
There are lots of opinions about liquid stainless steel and this list is the only Pros & Cons list you’ll need. Updating your major kitchen appliances to stainless steel for a more modern look can drain your bank account… until now. Save thousands of dollars and paint your (working) old appliances with liquid stainless steel for $150 total on average. Maybe you can finally take that vacation to Tahiti with the money you’ll save.
Painting countertops might seem a little weird but if you want the look of granite without the cost of granite, take a look at this. This is a great solution to a dull and dated countertop. It’s durable and will last as long as the countertop you paint it onto. It’s a DIY money-saver, too.
Painting hardwood floors can really liven up a room. It’s fairly simple to do if you’re just painting a solid coat or if you’re painting a border or some type of design. I’m giving you my best tips for how to prep the floors, apply the wood floor paint, and other DIY tips to make sure the job goes well!
Building built-in DIY bookshelves at home is made easier than ever with stock materials that you can purchase at your local home improvement center. If you’re a little more adventurous and have the carpentry skills to back it up, you could build them from scratch. This easy to follow video shows you step-by-step how to DIY.
How many times have you seen a window seat with a soft cushion and some pillows and thought it would be cool to have one of those in your own house. Now imagine having custom storage and built-in bookshelves surrounding that very same window!
Custom closets are one of the smartest improvements a homeowner can do for themselves and their home. There are many questions that you need to think about before you go through with installing custom closets in your home and I’ve got some answers for you.
Here are a few simple Christmas storage solutions to give you more time to enjoy family and friends. Get organized and stay that way.
Fishing wires through your walls for light sconces can be frustrating, to say the least. FlatWire is an invention that gives DIYers the opportunity for professional retrofitting results. Is using Flat Wire (similar to Ghost Wire) worth the added expense, though?
Vintage Christmas ornaments are highly collectible and harder to come by as time moves on. Keep your eyes peeled at yard sales and search online. Here are some links where to find some of them and reminders of Christmas ornaments from half a century ago and a few others thrown in just for fun.
If you’ve got a little bit of exterior wood rot to repair and it makes economic sense to fill the hole rather than replace the whole piece, I know of a product that fits the bill. It’s a good value and nice to have on-hand when something comes up needing a little miracle, especially when you’re about to paint.
I have a solid oak door that wasn’t opening or closing properly. It was rubbing the bottom threshold just a little too heavy so it needed to be dealt with. Time to get the plane out and make things right.
Repainting a purple bathroom into something more appealing was a very rewarding experience. It wasn’t easy but it was well worth the trouble because it looks 1000% better than it did before it does now.
Painting bathroom cabinets can really give a fresh and updated look to your vanity. See how we refinished our existing cabinets from start to finish. So, refinishing bathroom cabinets isn’t as challenging as it may seem. All it took was a few supplies, time, and effort to turn it into a great looking bathroom cabinet.
Save yourself some time and energy during your next DIY painting project by wrapping your paintbrushes and rollers in plastic wrap while you’re waiting for the paint to dry or if your painting day is over and you want to continue another day and time. It’s so simple and cheap…but it truly works. Hey…aluminum foil works, too.